2022 IU Department of Astronomy Online Reunion Event

IU Department of Astronomy Online Reunion

The IU Department of Astronomy is hosting an online reunion event on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT. All IU Astronomy undergraduate and graduate alumni, friends, current students, postdocs, staff, and current and retired faculty are invited to this event. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Our program includes:

Welcome and introductory remarks
Phyllis Lugger, Professor

Update on the WIYN 3.5 m telescope and the NEID instrument
Katherine Rhode, Associate Professor

Exoplanet research
Songhu Wang, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate student update
Constantine Deliyannis, Associate Professor
Current IU Department of Astronomy undergraduate student

Graduate student update
Enrico Vesperini, Associate Professor
Samantha Brunker, IU Department of Astronomy graduate student

Plans for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 in Bloomington
Caty Pilachowski, Distinguished Professor and Daniel Kirkwood Chair

After the initial program, participants are invited to share their department memories or updates on current work or interests (1-2 minutes in length). Of course, we understand if you would prefer not to speak.

After the main session, we plan to have breakout rooms organized by the decade that participants were at IU.

Please complete the following registration form by Friday, May 27, 2022, so we can plan accordingly. You will receive a Zoom link for the event upon registration. If you have any questions, please contact the College's Director of Alumni Relations Vanessa Cloe.